the river smooth as stone an evening green veining the shallows tree-dark the river swiftens on. after the boats are tethered vagrant dreams knocking against the low wood. after the rowers are gone in small restaurants shifting against the low tables the day over carried in the rice its glaze saké turning the mind over at the lip. after the gardens turn out our eyes bent in night aside of the pruning hand. after night takes the surface in a faint grip of streetlight the river runs on deeper in mind. mind gone the river running on.
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The music is from track 4 ‘Edo Lullaby (shakuhachi, shamisen, biwa, koto, bells)’ from the album’ Japan (Traditional Vocal & Instrumental Music)’ recorded by the Soloists Of The Ensemble Nipponia